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Charles Brassey THORNE

Regimental number436
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address15 Meek Street, Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinG.A. Thorne, same address
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 1 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'He was a forward observation officer in front of Bellicourt on 1st October 1918, when the infantry were held up by enemy field and machine guns. He went forward, located the hostile batteries and machine gun nests, and brought observed artillery fire to bear until they were silenced. He also located enemy inantry parties, successfully engaging and dispersing them by his marked courage and devotion to duty he rendered great assistance to the infantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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